Critic Consensus: "Wrath" begins predictably and ends twistedly as it tidily closes out the "all-out-war" arc that's been creeping throughout TWD season 8, presenting a cliffhanger that goes against the grain of several lead characters and the series itself.
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as Rosita Espinosa
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as Gabriel Stokes
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For the first time in a long time, the story possibilities on The Walking Dead seem wide open. It's just a shame it took such a long, dreary road to get there.
We... get some excellent Ezekiel-Jerry banter, which has been missing from this season.
For AMC's assembly line to stay productive, the conveyor belt couldn't keep moving at the same speed. Sunday's resets and reboots scrapped a cycle that wasn't working, potentially correcting some of the series's most glaring mistakes.
Instead, The Walking Dead will just continue to be a zombie itself - shambling forward as long as ratings allow, without death, but without many purposes, either.
The Walking Dead season 8 finale might have wrapped up all the storylines it had with a tidy, twee little bow, but that doesn't stop it from feeling disappointing anticlimactic.
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